A new ransomware attack is sweeping through Ukraine and Russia.
What is Bad Rabbit?
Bad Rabbit is the latest in this year’s string of ransomware. Bad Rabbit began spreading through Ukraine and Russia earlier this week. If infected, a system’s files will be encrypted and an option to pay a ransom will be presented to decrypt your files.
For more details, please see the attached article from a leading Canadian security journalist that explains it well. https://www.itworldcanada.com/
What should you do to stay safe?
Your server administrators or systems administrators should be able to give you details on preventative measures they have in place. You should have a clear picture of the protections in place, backups and most importantly, recovery steps in place in the event you fall victim to a ransomware or malware attack.
For clients of our security services, we perform scheduled maintenance to keep all systems up to date with the latest security patches. This particular ransomware takes advantage of exploits that Microsoft patched in March of this year. We are continuing to monitor this and other threats. If you have your own security consultant, I’m sure they’ve already been in touch with you. If you do not have someone working with you on security issues or if you just have questions, we’d be glad to talk with you.
We are here to help
We have recently held a webinar to educate companies on issues related to security, click here to see a recording of the webinar. We have a white paper entitled “A Practical Guide to Security” to provide, as the title implies, some practical advice for you.
We also have a program that we are offering to provide an assessment of your current vulnerabilities, please let your Account Manager know if you are interested.
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If you or your colleagues have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our helpdesk at (647) 435-4644, option 2 or to your Account Manager directly. If you have a security issue or just need to sleep better at night, call us. We’re here to help.